Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children™

Adult Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

Stewards of Children, a prevention training program being offered by New Hope , Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center. This program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.  We are striving to educate 5% (4,900 adults) of the adult population in Blount County in an effort to create a ripple effect of change in the way adults react to abuse in our county.  Since New Hope started facilitating this program in the spring of 2011.  To date we have educated 3,300 adults. Help us continue our endeavor to educate Blount County adults by attending one of our community education sessions or hosting a private training.  Our monthly goal in 2017 is to educate 45 adults each month.

This program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals over 18 that are concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. Research findings from independent evaluators are available on

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2017 Community Education Sessions – FREE and Open to the Public

  • Tuesday, April 11th 6-8 pm at 1st Baptist Church of Maryville-Cancelled
  • Monday, April 24th 6-8 pm Blount County Library
  • Thursday, April 27th 12-2 pm Maryville College (students only)

For more information, to register, or to schedule a private Stewards of Children training please contact Nicole Wicker via e-mail at, or call her at 981-2000.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month 2016

New Hope honored the month of April this year with many wonderful programs and events.  Please click here to read about the month.

Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child!

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Need to report abuse?      |     Please call the DCS Hotline at 1-877-237-0004